Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations (Major Group)

This major group comprises the following occupations: Chiropractors ; Dentists, General ; Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons ; Orthodontists ; Prosthodontists ; Dentists, All Other Specialists ; Dietitians and Nutritionists ; Optometrists ; Pharmacists ; Anesthesiologists ; Family and General Practitioners ; Internists, General ; Obstetricians and Gynecologists ; Pediatricians, General ; Psychiatrists ; Surgeons ; Physicians and Surgeons, All Other ; Physician Assistants ; Podiatrists ; Occupational Therapists ; Physical Therapists ; Radiation Therapists ; Recreational Therapists ; Respiratory Therapists ; Speech-Language Pathologists ; Exercise Physiologists ; Therapists, All Other ; Veterinarians ; Registered Nurses ; Nurse Anesthetists ; Nurse Midwives ; Nurse Practitioners ; Audiologists ; Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists ; Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians ; Dental Hygienists ; Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians ; Diagnostic Medical Sonographers ; Nuclear Medicine Technologists ; Radiologic Technologists ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists ; Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics ; Dietetic Technicians ; Pharmacy Technicians ; Psychiatric Technicians ; Respiratory Therapy Technicians ; Surgical Technologists ; Veterinary Technologists and Technicians ; Ophthalmic Medical Technicians ; Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses ; Medical Records and Health Information Technicians ; Opticians, Dispensing ; Orthotists and Prosthetists ; Hearing Aid Specialists ; Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other ; Occupational Health and Safety Specialists ; Occupational Health and Safety Technicians ; Athletic Trainers ; Genetic Counselors ; Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this major group:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,649,930 0.3 % $35.35 $73,540 0.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this major group:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.84 $20.56 $28.94 $40.69 $61.54
Annual Wage (2) $30,870 $42,760 $60,200 $84,630 $128,000


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,863,320 54.68 $32.93 $68,490
Offices of Physicians 994,810 41.87 $55.33 $115,080
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) 418,310 25.16 $25.12 $52,240
Health and Personal Care Stores 348,470 34.80 $29.93 $62,250
Home Health Care Services 297,820 25.28 $30.33 $63,080

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services 145,660 55.34 $17.80 $37,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 2,863,320 54.68 $32.93 $68,490
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 113,570 49.29 $34.64 $72,060
Offices of Physicians 994,810 41.87 $55.33 $115,080
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories 97,550 41.46 $30.51 $63,460

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Offices of Physicians 994,810 41.87 $55.33 $115,080
Offices of Dentists 288,610 34.03 $49.90 $103,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 191,450 9.38 $43.96 $91,440
Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 110 0.09 $42.64 $88,690
Office Administrative Services 10,870 2.64 $42.41 $88,210


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 721,930 50.47 0.86 $42.60 $88,610
Texas 567,220 53.62 0.91 $33.83 $70,370
New York 494,330 57.87 0.99 $39.22 $81,580
Florida 459,410 63.16 1.08 $33.71 $70,110
Pennsylvania 351,870 62.87 1.07 $34.08 $70,900




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
West Virginia 52,620 74.06 1.26 $29.49 $61,340
Massachusetts 227,840 71.15 1.21 $38.84 $80,780
South Dakota 27,650 69.36 1.18 $30.48 $63,400
Mississippi 74,920 69.34 1.18 $28.61 $59,510
Maine 40,270 69.30 1.18 $35.95 $74,770




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 15,730 49.35 0.84 $42.70 $88,810
California 721,930 50.47 0.86 $42.60 $88,610
Oregon 84,580 52.53 0.89 $41.62 $86,570
New Jersey 205,760 54.24 0.92 $40.77 $84,800
District of Columbia 29,850 45.66 0.78 $40.27 $83,760





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 268,100 51.99 0.89 $42.53 $88,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 201,410 55.32 0.94 $35.94 $74,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 199,510 51.54 0.88 $40.95 $85,170
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 127,920 48.44 0.83 $36.66 $76,250
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 122,750 71.73 1.22 $39.93 $83,060
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 116,340 63.82 1.09 $36.55 $76,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 113,430 54.09 0.92 $35.42 $73,670
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 108,450 47.95 0.82 $35.44 $73,720
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 94,530 40.34 0.69 $40.14 $83,490
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 91,400 52.84 0.90 $36.98 $76,920